Using Our Wisdom and Divine Side to Clarify the Truth to the World's People
(Clearwisdom.net) Dafa is harmonious and clarifying the truth to human beings is also harmonious. With great flexibility and will, we should use all of our abilities to respond to specific situations, and we should not act mechanically, rigidly, or narrow mindedly.
Everyone is different. When clarifying the truth, we should put ourselves in the other person's shoes and think about their situation. We should understand their thoughts, their pursuits, their hobbies, etc. We should ask them what questions they have about Falun Gong. At the same time, we must take the environment into consideration and think about what is appropriate to say and what is not. Then we can adopt the best way and the best language to clarify the truth to them. These acts are expressions of practitioners' compassion, kindness and unselfishness, and although I am talking about strategies for clarifying the truth with flexibility and will, we cannot compromise our principles or the validation of the Fa. We should guide and correct people's warped thoughts and notions and eliminate the evil factors behind them, but we should never give in to any deviated things.
We should cultivate ourselves at all times. For example, we should understand the Fa thoroughly, be familiar with all the facts, and with compassion in our hearts, speak calmly and exhibit modest behavior. We should not have the anticipation of quick results, as this might cause anxiety.
When clarifying the truth, for some reason, sometimes the results or effects are not as good as we want them to be, but we still need to strive for the best. One person may believe one hundred percent of the evil fabricated propaganda, but after you talk to him he only believes eighty percent of it. In this case, you have achieved some degree of clarifying the truth. If you clarify the truth to him again or someone else clarifies the truth to him, the evil fabricated propaganda will gradually be eliminated from his thoughts.
When clarifying the truth, some people think that they are not very good at speaking. These are also some of the old forces' arrangements and humans' deviated notions that need to be overcome. In fact, we all originally had these talents and supernormal capabilities, but human notions have covered or blocked them. I think that if we take Teacher's will as our own and do our best helping Teacher rectify the Fa, then all abilities and supernormal capabilities will actually emerge while clarifying the truth. Now, here are a few examples for your reference.
At the beginning of clarifying the truth, if some people argue with you consistently, you should avoid arguing with them. You may transform the debate into a conversation and/or discussion format, and direct the conversation to the right track.
If you directly talk to people about Falun Gong, they might be scared away or they might not want to listen. In these cases, you can set Falun Gong aside temporarily, and directly talk to people about what is true and what is false in the news reports. You can discuss the heavenly law of due retribution for both the good and the evil. At the same time, you should send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil things that have blocked people from contacting or accepting the truth.
Some people do not have their own opinions about things and spread evil fabricated slander according to the news reports. Actually, these people are very weak. We can first send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil life forms and evil factors that control them, and after their main consciousness is awakened, we can clarify the truth to them.
Some people are only interested in those things that they are pursuing or in which they are engaged. They are not willing to listen or think about anything except for these things. In these cases, we should use the subjects that interest them as starting points for the conversation. Since the subjects are within Dafa, we can, with the Fa, guide them to a higher standard and understanding.
Or, in Master's words "Dafa is harmonizing all sentient beings and all sentient beings are also harmonizing Dafa." (Expounding on the Fa, Essentials for Further Advancement).